'Timber roof truss designer' now registered as professional designation
'Timber roof truss designer' now registered as professional designation

A working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), 'timber roof truss designer' has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Infrastructure supports and facilitates our daily lives - think of the roads we drive on, the bridges and tunnels that help transport people and freight, the office buildings where we work and the dams that provide the water we drink. But it's no secret that American infrastructure is aging and in desperate need of rehabilitation.

By Congrui Jin 1 hour ago

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus
Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

According to Gartner, artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security, create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems will be the top strategic trends for 2018. No matter the industry, there will be significant potential for disruption as technology becomes embedded in everything in the digital business of the future and Ruckus agrees.

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm
SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018.

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Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work
Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years.

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'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report
'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday, 17 January.

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#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed
#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed

"We have reached a point of no return," advised City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during a media briefing ahead of a special council meeting set for Friday, 19 January.

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By Andrew Massyn,
Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April. That is, unless residents reduce usage even further and the long awaited alternative sources, like desalination plants, come on stream.

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 18 Jan 2018

Shaheed Mahomed of Workers’ World addresses a coalition meeting to discuss the City’s plans for the drought. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Members of civic organisations have called for new measures to save water, protesting against the City of Cape Town's proposed drought levy and the use of water management devices.

By Ashraf Hendricks 18 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world
Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready.

18 Jan 2018

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry
What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced by Department of Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018?

17 Jan 2018

Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%
Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%

In early-2015, ICT solutions provider Jasco began harnessing its expertise on a solar project at its own head office complex: Jasco Park. Located in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, Jasco Park houses over 250 of the firm's staff, as well as a data centre and various other amenities.

17 Jan 2018

The Voëlvlei dam project has been sped up to help Cape Town cope with the drought. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
What national government is doing about Cape Town's water crisis

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town's water crisis.

By Suné Payne 17 Jan 2018